Wilton Park Youth Dialogues – second event

News - 21 November, 2017

In October 2017 the second event in our Youth Dialogues series took place in Jordan. We organised the three day event in association with the British Council, the West Asia-North Africa (WANA) Institute and the Department for International Development (DFID).

‘We the People……’

News - 24 October, 2015

On the 24th October 1945, the United Nations (UN) officially came into being after the ratification of its founding document, the UN Charter, by the majority of its signatories including the five permanent members of the Security Council. Emphasised in the opening lines of the UN Charter ‘We the people…’ the UN is universal in […]

International Day of Democracy

News - 15 September, 2015

Today marks the International Day of Democracy. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007 (A/62/7), the International Day of Democracy aims to encourage governments to strengthen their commitment to the promotion and consolidation of democratic values. This year’s initiative focuses on the role civil society plays within a successful democracy. The theme of […]

World Humanitarian Day 2015

News - 19 August, 2015

Today marks World Humanitarian Day; honouring those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and those who continue to bring assistance and relief to millions. The day was chosen by the UN General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. It serves as […]

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

News - 29 May, 2015

The 29th of May is increasingly being recognised worldwide as the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. Today, we celebrate the work of the peacekeepers and their comrades across the world. It is a day to honour the service of peacekeeping personnel, irrespective of national background, for their mission is one that transcends domestic politics. […]

Local or diaspora organisations and humanitarian assistance for Syria

News - 18 March, 2015

With no end to the conflict in Syria in sight, and the mounting challenges of responding to those in dire humanitarian need in areas controlled by all parties, how can local and international actors work together more effectively? Syria: engaging with local actors to increase humanitarian outreach Monday 9 – Wednesday 11 March 2015 (WP1384) […]

Commemorating 100 years since Britain entered the First World War

News - 1 August, 2014

Monday 4 August 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the day Britain entered one of the bloodiest conflicts in history – the First World War – which ended on 11 November 1918, Armistice Day. As a war unmatched to any seen before, World War One, also known as ‘the Great War’, marks one of the […]

Sir Mark Walport’s speech from our Dual use biology conference

News - 19 September, 2013

On Sunday 15 September, Sir Mark Walport, Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government at the Government Office for Science, made a keynote speech at our conference. You can read a copy of his speech below. Dual use biology: how to balance open science with security Sunday 15 – Wednesday 18 September 2013 (WP1260) “Thank you for […]

UK Foreign Secretary’s speech to Parliament on the crisis in Syria

News - 10 January, 2013

Foreign Secretary William Hague has updated Parliament on the crisis in Syria and set out further UK action in the coming weeks.   Foreign Secretary, William Hague’s speech “Mr Speaker, with permission I will make a statement to update the House on the crisis in Syria; a crisis which is still intensifying. 60,000 Syrians are […]

Foreign Secretary announces agreement between Wilton Park and Egyptian MFA

News - 21 September, 2012

During his meeting with President Mursi, the Foreign Secretary stated “as a sign of the importance we attach to cooperating on international affairs, the UK will, through Wilton Park… form a partnership with the Egyptian MFA.” Speaking from Cairo during his meeting with President Mursi, Prime Minister Qandil and Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel on September […]